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Enews from Parent Information Center of Delaware//December 4 Edition

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Upcoming Task Force Meetings
Enrollment Preference Task Force: Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Buck Library at Beuna Vista Estate. 661 S. Dupont Hwy, New Castle.
Autism Task Force: Dec. 9, 10 a.m., Legislative Hall, 2nd floor Hearing Room, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover.
IEP Task Force: Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m., Carvel Building, 820 N. French Street, Governor’s Conference Room, 12th Floor, Wilmington.  Also available via videoconference at Collette Center, 35 Commerce Way, Dover.

Camp Manito Offers Holiday Respite Program
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware Camp Manito will host a respite program Dec. 24, 26, 29, 30, and 31 for children ages 3-21.  Learn more HERE.

Basketball Camp Designed to Empower on Dec. 13
The Delaware Jaycees will host Bounce Out the Stigma, a basketball camp designed for children ages 8-20 with epilepsy, autism, social anxiety, and other challenges, on Dec. 13, beginning at 9 a.m.  Learn more and register HERE.

Family Voices Hosts Mental Health Workshop Dec. 15, 16 
Delaware Family Voices will host a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshop on Dec. 15, 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Appoquinimink State Service Center, 122 Silver Lake Rd., Middletown.  The event is for people who experience mental health challenges in the family.  Learn more HERE.

Mini-lessons Show How Inclusion Works
The University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability has released 10 short videos that demonstrate inclusion in practice.  Learn more HERE.

Delaware ACLU, Community Legal Aid File Complaint with Office of Civil Rights Regarding Charter Schools
Delaware's charter school system is resegregating the state's public schools, the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society are arguing in a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, according to the Wilmington News Journal. Charters, the group argues, are also taking away many higher income white students from traditional schools, leaving behind a disproportionate number of kids who are minorities, from low-income families, or disabled. Learn more HERE.

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